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2013 Lexus RX 450h F Sport revealed in leaked images

March 5, 2012

Images of the 2013 Lexus RX 450h F Sport incorporating the new Lexus RX facelift have been leaked online. The model update gets the company’s latest spindle grille design.

Lexus only recently released a teaser image of the update, however, these official images have spoiled the SUV before its 2012 Geneva Motor Show debut, set for tomorrow (Geneva time). For the first time in the company’s history, an F Sport pack will be available on both the RX 350 and RX 450h.

Highlights for the update include Lexus’s latest ‘spindle’ grille design – also seen on the 2012 Lexus GS and the Lexus LF-LC concept – and new LED lights under the headlights. The interior is expected to receive minor revisions as well.

The 2013 Lexus RX F Sport adds various sporty trimmings, such as mesh grille (as opposed to the horizontal design on the standard models), large alloy wheels, and a revised front bumper bar. F Sport also brings some interior details such as a sports steering wheel and sill plates.

Engines for the 2013 Lexus RX range are expected to be carried over from the current models, including the 3.5-litre 204kW V6 in the RX 350, and the RX 450h hybrid version using the same V6 producing a combined output of 220kW.

Full details will be revealed in the next couple of days.

The 2013 Lexus RX is set to go on sale in Australia during the middle of 2012.

(PerformanceDrive apologises for the small images as these were the only versions leaked)

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.